Slow Down
June 30, 2017
My biggest issue is my speed. I can bat 300 and get on base with a hit or walk more times than not. I can make a game saving scoop or lay out for a ground ball that's no problem. However, my fear is not getting the opportunity to play because of my speed. Like any teenager my weight has always been on my mind and for months I have tried to lose weight and gain speed. My thought process was if I can run fast I'll have it all. Then one night something hit me and made me open my eyes to reality. No matter how fast I run, I will always be a valuable player for someone somewhere. Yes I will get in slumps and yes I will make errors at first and get hit off on the mound, speed doesn't change that. In fact, living my life slowly is the way life should be lived. If I go too fast my pitching mechanics are sloppy, if I go too fast my hands lead my swing and I'm gonna continue to get out. If I go too fast I will overcommit and let a routine throw get past me. If speed has taught me anything it's this, speed is a good thing to have, but if not used properly can ruin more than just your athletic performances. So I guess when they say stop and smell the roses you need to slow down and not speed by. I will continue to train and hopefully increase my speed despite my disability, I want to run a 60 yard dash in under 8 seconds, but I don't want to speed through the one and only life I get to live.

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Slow Down
June 30, 2017
My biggest issue is my speed. I can bat 300 and get on base with a hit or walk more times than not. I can make a game saving scoop or lay out for a ground ball that's no problem. However, my fear...
Don't Let Anyone or Anything Prevent You from Doing What You Love
June 30, 2017
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Dream Until Your Dreams Come True
March 6, 2017
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